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determine prospects for peace or war. in visiting thailand and the philippines in october, i was reminded of the economic vitality of southeast asia and the fact that that tend countries comprise an asean represent now the fourth largest export market of the united states. these countries are center stage. we must stand firm with our friends throughout asia and actively pursue prospects for free trade and open sea lanes and other policies that will strengthen american economic growth. more broadly, we face the specter of global resource constraints, especially efficiencies of energy and food that could stimulate conflict and deepen poverty. we have made startling gains in domestic energy production, but we remain highly vulnerable still to our dependency on oil, and perhaps equally important, even if we were able to produce more energy at home, we cannot isolate ourselves from energy shocks in the global economy. we have to cooperate with other nations in improving the global system of manufacturing and moving energy supplies. currently, a key to this is helping to assure the completion o
in the philippines had a huge negative equity. the central bank can go on positive equity. they have all sorts of tools they can theoretically use other than having to unwind their balance sheet. they can increase reserve ratio, the interest rates they pay on excess reserves, and so on. they have a lot of control. that makes me less worried about the fed's balance sheet. are doing recently. fairly easily. this massive fed undertaking, in almost a desperate way, gets at the underlying problem. issue. it is a fiscal policy issue. we have a lack of leadership. the threat of the tax policy expiring all tax policy, much of which has been in place to over a decade, has been a congressionally made thing. congress refuses to work on it until now. likewise, they have refused to tackle the spending part, both of which get us to our debt. you have this utter lack of anything happening responsibly. we have to have things happening on the budget. the fed is looking to do something on the unemployment issue. we have to have serious steps taken and we need stability in tax policy. >> with that, i am going to
, he understood it, he knew it. we worked together on the recognition of philippine know veterans and he thanked me for my interest and working with him on an interest so dear to his heart. these are just a few stories. i know there are thousands more to be told. but the real story was this was a man who sacrificed for his country. but ultimately because of a kind heart and loyally to the ideals we process as americans, he became one of the most important yet humble leaders in the united states senate. senator inouye reminded us what it means to be an american hero, a war hero who carried the burden of his service with him all of his life. his courage, his patriotism, his respect for the values he fought for formed his views in this chamber. we are saddened today with the passing of one of the most respected and icon i can lead e a hero a voice for reason and common sense when reason rationalty and common sense was too often in short supply. he will be missed by all of us who had the privilege to serve with him but by a nation who needs more leaders like him. all of us remember hi
, the philippines in asia. where these forces working with the philippines and colombians over number of years were able to really address those security threats successfully. i think there's a large consensus forming in a special operations community that is the wave of the future. rather than ask for more money, the things they would need to really improve and perfect this capability can be done with a shifting of some resources internally and that requires -- and not require huge expenditures. the key is working through these other forces. it has been tried to some degree in places like pakistan, yemen, in afghanistan, there's a big effort over the last couple years training village defense forces. there also train afghan special forces and working with special police units. so that is all getting afghans ready to secure their own country. host: back to the peace from foreign affairs because you have quoted a key player in all this, retired army general stanley mcchrystal in which he talks about drones and special operations, which moved the speed of war. can you eexplain? guest: that phrase he
in the philippines when air central banks have a huge negative equity. so central banks can go on without necessarily ending a post-positive act. and secondly, they have all sorts of tools that they can theoretically use other than having to unwind their balance sheet. they can increase reserve ratios. they can increase the interest rates they pay on okay says so they have a lot of controls out there which make me less worried about the fed balance sheet. not that i approve of what they were doing recently but i think they can get out of it fairly easily. >> and i would just add that i think the president said this massive fed undertaking you know, in almost a desperate kind of way, gets at the underlying problem. this is not a monetary policy issue. this is a fiscal policy issue and we have an absolute lack of leadership. this threat of the tax policy expiring all tax policy si -- policy is a completely congressional made thing and congress and the president have refused to work on it until now. so, you know, likewise, they have refused to tackle the spending part on both of which get us to our debt
was in the philippines when world war ii started. and sure enough he's captured by the japanese. frank buckles was held in a prisoner of war camp by the japanese for 3 1/2 years and was finally released when americans liberated the philippines. after the war he moved to west virginia and worked on the farm until he was 106 driving the tractor. frank buckles, the last surviving doughboy, lived half of our nation's history. so today we have an opportunity to remember frank buckles, these doughboys, other doughboys, and all those great americans who fought for america 100 years ago . the bill steashes a commission to commemorate the centennial of world war i. the commission will plan programs and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of that great war. time is short. the centennial for the start of world war 1 is in 2014 and many of our allies have already started planning different events. it must be noted that no federal funds will be spent for this commission. they have to raise their own money from private funds. madam speaker, in the last century there were four great wars for americans to
and partners such as singapore and the philippines and expanding our dialogue in exchanges with china. we are also an handed our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes -- expanding our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes allocating our naval fleet to have a 60/40 split between the pacific and atlantic oceans, increasing army and marine presence in the region. locating our most advanced aircraft in the pacific, including new deployments of f- 22's and the mv22's to japan. and lay the groundwork for the first overseas deployment of the f-35 joint strike fighter. the third element of our strategy is that as we do force projection in the asia-pacific and middle east, we still have to maintain our global leadership and presence by building innovative partnerships and partner capacity across the globe and using these innovative rotational deployment as a way to do exercises and training with other countries, developing their capabilities so they can provide for their own security. in latin america, africa, europe, and elsewhere. the past decade of war has rein
three years. you look at relations with vietnam, with the philippines, with australia to a certain degree, with japan in a rapid way in a slightly different fashion. so the u.s. has been lucky enough, in fact, to have been invited back. i can remember living in asia in the '90s during the time when prime minister mahathir was writing books about asian values and the like. and that was very prevalent in asia and singapore. and that really has all drifted into the background these days. you know, the region wants america back there. you know, how you -- in what form and how you balance it and the diplomacy that goes with that is obviously very delicate. but i don't think it's the u.s. rushing back in to confront china so much as a diplomatic opening opening up for washington in the region. >> to the extent - >> how does -- well, go ahead. >> there really are two key features here to asian politics. every country in asia wants a better relationship with china. and they seek it in all aspects of their diplomacy. but it is also the fact that now, as richard indicates, really every count
located in the philippines as a permanent cemetery restored, operated and maintained by the american battle monuments commission. as the american battle monuments commission currently operates and maintains other overseas veteran sem tears it's the most appropriate entity to having the important fantastic of honoring our fallen veterans who have been laid to rest at clark. title 2 of this legislation contains provisions that will enhance our ability to provide for the health care needs of our veterans. it includes a measure, which would direct v.a. in coordination with the department of defense to establish and maintain an open burn pit registry for veterans of iraq and afghanistan who may have been exposed to toxic kimcals and fumes by open burn pits during deployment. many veterans have returned home from combat in iraq and afghanistan with serious questions and grave concerns about the possible long-term health effects of burn pit exposure. it's my hope that by establishing this registry we can provide them the answers and assurances they seek to provide better ways to care for th
to work and during his work, he went to the philippines. when he was in the philippines, the japanese invaded in world war ii. he was captured and put in a prisoner of war camp for three and a half years. he was about to be executed and the americans came and liberated the camp and he along with the other prisoners of war came back to america. frank buckles went back to west virginia where he worked his farm and drove the tractor until he was 107, madam speaker. it was his decision and his life's goal that he would be instrumental in helping build a memorial on the mall for all of the veterans who served in the great world war i. i met him in 2007 and this project has been going on now for five years. to try to get approval to build this memorial for all veterans of the world war i on the mall. almost as long as the war took. and so he came to washington, d.c. a few years ago, this is a picture of him that was taken recently before he died at the age of 110 at the d.c. memorial thope mall. what that is is a monument and memorial to all the veterans from the district of columbia that s
of these economic things in philippines and india. someone calls baker. he says, jim, the president is going to love this bill. he is going to love it. "just tell him to shut up. his friends are not going to get this bill. there want to get to him. don't say anything until you can fully brief him." that is the way it happened, and that was the past as a question of the process. >> that was the process in 1986. can that happen today? >> it feels like a different environment. i do not know, but right now we are in the middle of a political test of wills on marginal tax rates. nots interesting we're fighting on the underlying principle, which is that wealthy ought to pay more in order to help us close debts and deficits, get our economy back on track. right now the president thinks he won a point, was vindicated by his victory in the election, and republicans did not want to do that, but he has the good hand in this struggle. restoring the clinton tax rates is something i would support. we supported them back in 1991 when bill clinton was running for president. no problem on that. it is a reasonable ad
to politics and government, my father came to this country from the philippines and he came here to live the american dream. he became a legal citizen, he was so proud of that. he met my mother, they got married, they raised a family, nine kids, now 28 grand kids. god bless my mother who is still alive. he started hits own business. he always gave ba back to his community. and he always believed in making this place he called home a better place for his children and grandchildren to live. and i think if he were alive today, and i'm sure he's looking down from heaven somewhere, he'd be very proud of his oldest son that to my knowledge is the first first-generation filipino american to serve in the united states congress. and i'm proud to be part of the asian american community. this has been a job for the past 14 years, having served in the state legislature for 10 years and now in congress for four years, that i've taken very seriously and i've tried to give it my all, 100%. and as i've dedicated my life to. and i want to thank my family for all the sacrifices that they have made to allo
is known as a partisanship. i will never forget in the philippines, your efforts on the floor -- you had this amazing ability and sense of purpose in finding common ground and reaching out to people on both sides of the aisle. every member of the committee has joined in presenting you a resolution, and i just want to read, just the introduction. throughout his 36 years in the united states senate, richard lugar has served indiana and the united states with grace, distinction, and resolve, and will have many more contributions to the nation that he reveres. we want to present this to you. [applause] >> thank you. thank you very much. mr. chairman, i thank you very much. i am very grateful to have this opportunity -- to have had the opportunity to serve with each and everyone of you. thank you for this special privilege. >> finally, we are also going to be losing jim webb and jim demint. jim came here and did something that very few freshmen can do in getting a major piece of legislation passed, the new gi bill. on the committee, he has been critical to our thinking about the far east. he
in japan. the president was going to one of these economic things in philippines and india. darmin calls baker. he says, jim, the president is going to love this bill. he is gone to love it. just tell him to shut up. his friends are not gone to let this bill. there want to get to him. don't say anything until you can fully brief him. that is the way it happened, and that was the past as question of the process. >> that was the process in 1986. can that happen this day? >> it feels like a different environment. i do not know, but right now we are in the middle of a political test of wills on marginal tax rates. it is interesting we're not fighting on the underlying principle, which is that wealthy ought to pay more in order to help us close debts and deficits, get our economy back on track. right now the president thinks he won a point, was vindicated by his victory in the election, and republicans did not want to do that, but he has the hand in this struggle. restoring the clinton tax rates is something i would support. we supported them back in 1991 when bill clinton was running for pre
working with us. the president and treasury secretary baker were in japan and visited philippines and indonesia. so he calls baker and i'm assuming it's about 12 hours difference. he said jim, the president's going to love this bill. he said he's really going to love it. and there's pause and baker is talking. jim, just tell him to shut up. his friends are not going to like this bill and are going to want to get to him but the president is going to like it and don't say anything to him until we can brief him. that's the way the bill passed and that was the process. >> that was the process back in 1986. can that be the process today? feels like a different environment. >> sort of watching "lincoln." when politics worked. i don't know. we are in the middle of a political test of wills on marginal tax rates and funny we aren't fighting the underlying principle, wealthy people ought to pay more and get our economy back on track. right now the president thinks he was vindicated by his victory and wants republicans to give on marginal tax rates and they don't want to do that. but he has
with condolences from australia, great britain, thailand, the philippines, members of the european union and other countries. we spoke with connecticut congressman jim time on this morning's "washington journal." >> among the many statements put out yesterday by congressmen and senators was this from representative jim himes in connecticut, replacing -- releasing a statement saying the "words cannot express the sadness and horror i feel at the horrendous shootings in connecticut. host: representative himes joins us by phone. where were you when you first heard about the shooting? guest: i was in washington. host: you are in the fourth district. this was in the fifth district, correct? the coat the town is just across the line to the fifth district, currently represented by chris murphy. it is part of fairfield county, just across the line from my district. host: your thoughts on the safety of the children going to school there? guest: that is a question on every parent's mind today. , and one of the interesting aspects of yesterday's events was set the school recently installed a security system t
, and it stands as an amazing legacy. but i will always remember the work we did on the philippines. your efforts on the floor, you've always had this amazing humility and sense of purpose in finding the common ground and reaching out to people on both sides of the i'm. every member of the committee has joined in presenting you with a resolution, and i just want to read just the introduction. whereas throughout his 36 years in the united states senate richard hue garre has served indiana, the united states with grace, distinction and tenacity and will have many more contributions to a nation still he reveres and that reveres him. and we want to present this to you, everybody on the committee, my friend. [applause] >> mr. chairman, i thank you very much. i'm very grateful to have had this opportunity to serve with each one of you. thank you. it's a very special tribute. >> thank you, sir. well, it's small compare today your service, but we honor you. and then, finally, we're also going to be losing jim webb and jim demint. jim, as we all know, jim webb came here, did something very few freshmen ca
it -- and partners such as singapore and the philippines and expanding our dialogue and -- in exchanges with china. we are also an handed our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes -- expanding our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes allocating our naval fleet to have a 60/40 s plit between the pacific and atlantic oceans, increasing army and marine presence in the region. locating our most advanced aircraft in the pacific, including new deployments of f- 22's and the mv22's to japan. and lay the groundwork for the first overseas deployment of the f-35 joint strike fighter. the third element of our strategy is that as we do force projection in the asia-pacific and middle east, we still have to maintain our global leadership and presence by building innovative partnerships and partner capacity across the globe and using these innovative rotational deployment as a way to do exercises and training with other countries, developing their capabilities so they can provide for their own security. in latin america, africa, europe, and elsewhere. the past decade of war has
know your initiative is known as the partisanship. i will never forget in the philippines, your efforts on the floor -- you had this amazing ability and sense of purpose in finding common ground and reaching out to people on both sides of the aisle. every member of the committee has joined in presenting new resolution, and i just want to read, just the introduction. to route his 36 years in the united states senate, richard lugar has served indiana and the united states with grace, distinction, and testing, and will have many more contributions to the nation that he reveres. we want to present this to you. [applause] >> thank you. thank you very much. mr. chairman, i thank you very much. i am very grateful to have this opportunity -- to have had the opportunity to serve with each and everyone of you. thank you for this special privilege. >> finally, we are also going to be losing jim webb and jim demint. jim came here and did something that very few freshmen can do a getting a major piece of legislation passed, the new gi bill. on the committee, he has been critical to our thinking abou
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